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Renaissance Art vs. Medieval Art
Medieval Art (things to notice) Look at the people, they all look the same. Close to stick figures. Their faces are all the same. The depth perception, there is none. Some of the people and objects look like the are floating. Linear Perspective, Focus point or vanishing point, there is none. It looks like a bunch of randomly placed objects. Religion, most medieval art has some sort of religious aspect to it. The artists normally sign their work to know who’s work it is. In this painting we do not find this.
Renaissance Art (things to notice) -Notice the people and their faces, they look like real people with real faces. They do not look like stick figures and they all look different. -You can defiantly see depth perception in these paintings. As people and objects are closer they appear larger and as the fade to the distance they appear smaller. -As you can see there is defiantly linear perspective, vanishing or focus point. When you look at the painting your eyes are drawn to one point in the painting. -The people in the painting seem to be free to do whatever they choose. There is no reference to religion in this painting. -There is an author in the actual painting unlike Medieval works. Can you find them?
Why? Medieval art: Mostly religious; very focused on creating symbols of Christian concepts/values; not concerned with realism. Served a purpose: "Before a worshipper has even entered the church, he would find images of saints and sinners, of angelic beings and the punishment of the damned. All stood as a reminder of the importance of holding one's thoughts to God." Statues were shallow and flat. Bodies might be out of proportion. Renaissance art: Very focused on realism--on portraying things as they look. Used linear perspective in painting. Not as focused on religion. Often used to show the beauty in nature (including human beings). Often depicted everyday life. Used light and shadow. Attention to detail is focused on more heavily during the Renaissance. Times were very different as well. Medieval was heavily focused on religion and work whereas Renaissance times people were more open and free. People wanted the truth and focused on realism. Realism focuses on life and how it is truly, not imaginative at all.
Activities Linear Perspective- Follow the instructions on the website. This site is a good review to some key terms that we have gone over in this lesson. It is a great hands-on review.Linear Perspective